Why did I become stupid and blame the team and the procedures? I bought a fake SD card.

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by CrackVSHack, May 31, 2019.

  1. wiewiec

    wiewiec GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 24, 2015
    Not said that I bought this card I said only that it exist on market - I have 512 gb evo plus
  2. The Real Jdbye

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    Speed has nothing to do with it, they fake the capacity, in reality the card is only 4-16 GB in size (sometimes more), and anything you add beyond that gets corrupted. This is mentioned all over the forum, in any thread where someone is having issues that seems like might be from a fake card, but people keep buying them. For 45 euro, you could probably have gotten a legit 256 GB card, so you really got ripped off. Usually you can tell they're fake because the price is way too cheap or they have an impossible capacity, often both.
    But yeah, stick to 1st party Amazon listings, or reputable online stores/local chains.
    Last edited by The Real Jdbye, Jun 1, 2019
  3. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 10, 2016
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    Don't ever buy SD cards from Ebay if thats what happen, and avoid SD cards with massive storage under $30. I recommend NewEgg as you are getting them directly from their store.
    A 1TB mirco Sd is around $400 my guy
    Last edited by MasterJ360, Jun 1, 2019
  4. wiewiec

    wiewiec GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 24, 2015
    Yes you're right they mess with card controller to have more gb to show and also card acts like normal but after (stock) capacity it overwrites old data. I know this market since I am fotographer and use cards a lot. Before sd cards they faked pendrives - same idea. Few years back on aliexpress was "cheap" ssd's with originalish case but inside was hidden pendrive with same fake mechanism. I observe my country local e-bay kind site. And there are lot of new accounts created current month etc... or really underage people selling this "magic" storage for cheap - some ones uses standard nonsense that they won this in the contest or got it form uncle etc... This is cancer and I often report this to service administrators
  5. CrackVSHack

    CrackVSHack Member

    May 14, 2019
    Thinks to make 1000 card from China, wrote up what you want....how much you can spend? 1000$???? Sell them around 42$ give back to you a return of 42000$.....
  6. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere bruh

    Jan 19, 2019
    United Kingdom
    I found a 1tb sd card on street
    I wiped my arse with it and it still worked!
  7. DarkKaine

    DarkKaine GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 1, 2014
    "If it's too good to be true it probably is."
    If the price is half or lower than verified sellers it's 100% bunk.
    I would try getting my money back. These vendors know what they are doing; they rely on people not contacting support or RMA. The way this scam works is that they modify the size only, meaning that once you go above a certain size it will start overwriting other data corrupting it. As such, not everyone is affected since some people never store more than a few gigabytes of data.
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  8. mezz0

    mezz0 Advanced Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    your arse or the card ? :)
  9. pescu

    pescu Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    not 1000 dollars, but 500

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    I actually got an 200gb card for 36 bucks from altex.ro (an local romanian site), i tested it, and it is real

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